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Military History Brings Context to Conflict

In Military Education
October 24, 2014
Written by John Persinger, alumnus, School of Arts and Humanities at American Military University

The military theorist Carl von Clausewitz wrote in his book On War that war is continuation of politics by other means. For the military historian, this means that the issue is more complex than simply reviewing the armies in the field.
 
Analyzing battles and the armies that fight them are at the core of the study of military history, a discipline that teaches the skills of conducting research to support ideas, as well as the ability to apply neutral, critical thinking to analyze all points of view and influences for a given topic.
 
After a quarter-century in an unrelated field, I decided to major in military history. A life-long passion for the American Civil War may have been enough to have piqued my interest, but I found many more benefits.



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